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The use of video conferencing to develop a community of practice for preceptors located in rural and non traditional placement settings: An evaluation study

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Zournazis, HE and Marlow, AH, The use of video conferencing to develop a community of practice for preceptors located in rural and non traditional placement settings: An evaluation study, Nurse Education in Practice, 15 pp. 119-125. ISSN 1471-5953 (2015) [Refereed Article]

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Crown Copyright 2014

DOI: doi:10.1016/j.nepr.2014.11.004

Abstract

Support for nursing students in rural and non-traditional health environments within Tasmania is predominately undertaken by preceptors. It is recognised that preceptors who work within these environments, require support in their role and opportunities to communicate with academic staff within universities. Multiple methods of information distribution support and networking opportunities provide preceptors with flexible options to keep them abreast of the student learning process.

This paper presents survey findings from preceptors in rural and non-traditional professional experience placement environments taken from a pilot project regarding the implementation of video conferencing forums for education and peer networking in Tasmania. The purpose of the evaluation was to establish whether video conferencing met the requirements of preceptors' understanding of learning and teaching requirements during students' professional experience placement.

The findings reveal preceptors' workload pressures and the need for organisational support were key barriers that prevented preceptor participation.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:preceptor, video conferencing, peer networking, rural
Research Division:Medical and Health Sciences
Research Group:Nursing
Research Field:Nursing not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Health and Support Services
Objective Field:Nursing
Author:Marlow, AH (Ms Annette Marlow)
ID Code:97795
Year Published:2015
Web of Science® Times Cited:3
Deposited By:Health Sciences
Deposited On:2015-01-13
Last Modified:2017-11-02
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